Daniel 1:8
"But Daniel made up His mind that He would not defile himself with the king’s choice food and drank; so he sought permission from the commander of the officials that he might not defile himself."

I would like to challenge you to make up your mind as Daniel not to defile yourself with the world’s table of choice foods and wine spread before you continuously.

"Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the spirit of God dwells in you? If any man destroys the temple of God, Gd will destroy him, for the temple of God is holy, and that is what you are." (1 Corinthians 3:16-17)

Obviously God feels very strongly about how we care for our body which is the temple of the Holy Spirit. Even though our bodies are temporal, our eternal spirit is confined inside them. The followers of Christ should not be gorging themselves with the delicacies of this world. When we begin to delight ourselves in food more than Him it has become an idol. Daniel requested a simple diet of vegetables and water and He and his friends thrived from it. I am not advocating you become a vegetarian, but I am asking you to seek God’s wisdom and guidance on how to make better food choices drinking more water. For me it means eating as often as possible foods He put the ingredients in. Go natural and eat reasonable amounts, not what you want, but what your body needs

You will need the Holy Spirit’s help and guidance to make these choices. It is a fairly simple plan, but you will produce a happy, healthier you. Also God gave them knowledge, and intelligence in every branch of literature, and wisdom; Daniel even understood all kinds of visions and dreams. (Daniel 1:17) Allow the Lord and His Word to be the lamp unto your feet, and the light unto your path as you make up your mind to no longer defile your body with the "king’s table." (Psalm 119:105)
In His love.

Teresa Roberts

Masterpiece Fitness


A beautiful little delicacy I stumble upon while running in Matthews State Forest, so tiny, yet so determined spring shall prevail over lingering winter.